Stevens wasn't the only notable artist with an interest in the lady with the black bangs. In the late 1970's, artist Robert Blue produced several paintings. In 1996, Karen Essex and James L. Swanson wrote an authorized biography with a foreword by Page herself. Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend includes over 500 photos—many of them in color. It should come as no surprise to discover a wealth of information about Bettie Page on numerous websites such as this one. [Special thanks to Herb and Patti in Chicago for research assistance.]
Dark Horse Comics has produced and marketed over 150 licensed Bettie Page items. The new statue premiered at the Toy Fair back in February and will be available worldwide on August 18, 2010. It will be available from Amazon on August 25. From the press release: "The statue, which will be a numbered, limited edition (quantity still to be determined), stands approximately thirteen inches from base to top, and comes prepainted and presented in deluxe packaging. Also includes an oversized certificate of authenticity reproducing the Dave Stevens illustration that inspired it."